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Megan Riesgo, MA, LCPC, PMH-C

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Megan Riesgo, MA, LCPC, PMH-C


Megan is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who sees clients in the Chicago-Lakeview office and via telehealth.

Changes in life can be difficult. Changes we might view as positive can sometimes bring up feelings of anxiety, negative feelings about oneself, depression, and many additional feelings we are not sure what to do with. Changes can also come from relationships, family acceptance, and loss of loved ones. How we view the world, and how we feel accepted in the world, can also impact changes for us related to our cultural identity. Having a therapist who supports LGBTQI+ can be a part of your personal work in therapy.

The challenges of life – both perceived as positive and negative – can lead us to therapy for navigation through changes in life direction. Using the mind and body together through mindfulness work is one approach I find beneficial in therapy. Therapy can guide you towards acceptance of change and work toward commitment to positive changes that align with your personal values and beliefs. Goals in therapy may include feelings of acceptance of oneself in the world, positive feelings of self-worth, strength in identity, increase in motivation and strength to work through stressful times or future life changes. Therapy may also assist to create a positive space for you to connect your physical feelings with your thoughts and emotions to increase awareness for positive change in mood and behavior. My approach in therapy is to reflect on the past and how that can influence where you are today, and then work in the present to reach goals using mindfulness and values-based therapy approaches.

To learn more about my style, schedule a free 15 minute consultation with me below.

License / Credentials
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Cultural Identity
Female, English speaking
Age of focus
Young Adult/Adult
Clinical Therapist- Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists
Insurance Accepted
Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) EPO Edward-Elmhurst, Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) HMO- Duly/Dupage Medical Group, Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) HMO- Edward-Elmhurst/IL Health Partners/ Behavioral Care Partners, Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) PPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)- NorthShore University Healthsystems/Swedish Covenant, Modern Health, Self Pay, UNITED HEALTH CARE (UHC)
Post-Graduate Trainings/Certifications
Advanced Level Somatic Experiencing (SE) student, Gottman Level 1 Trained, Gottman Bringing Home Baby, Trauma Informed Yoga Training student, Perinatal Yoga Training student, Mindful Self-Compassion Trainings Levels 1 & 2, The Body Positive Training, Intuitive Eating Training student
States Licensed In
Abortion/Pregnancy Termination, Acceptance & Committment Therapy (ACT), ADHD, Anxiety, Becoming New Parents, Binge Eating (Adult), Birth Trauma, Body Image, Body Neutrality, Body Positivity, Burnout, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), College Students, Couples Therapy, Depression, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotional Eating, Expecting/New Parents Couples Therapy, Food & Body Related Concerns, Gottman Couples Training, Grief, Health At Every Size (HAES) Approach, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Intuitive Eating (Adult), LGBTQIA+ Affirming Therapy, LGBTQIA+ Couples Therapy, LGBTQIA+ Parenting Concerns, Life Transitions, Mindful Self-Compassion Therapy, Panic, Perfectionism, Perinatal Concerns, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Postpartum Anxiety, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy, Self-Esteem, Single Parenting By Choice, Somatic Experiencing (SE), Stress Management, Stressed-out Moms, Trauma, Values Work, Work-Life Balance, Yoga Practitioner

Schedule a time to chat with someone from our Client Care Coordinator Team to get set-up with either a free 15-minute phone consultation or an initial evaluation.